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Everyday Sustainability
Everyday Sustainability (November 2017)
Gender Justice and Fair Trade Tea in Darjeeling
Debarati Sen - Author

Illuminates the contradictions that emerge within conscious capitalism initiatives that are designed to empower women.

Everyday Sustainability takes readers to ground zero of market-based sustainability initiatives—Darjeeling, India—where Fair Trade ostensibly promises gender justice to minority Nepali women engaged in organic tea production. These women tea farmers and plantation workers have distinct entrepreneurial...(Read More)
 
 
Corporate Power, Oligopolies, and the Crisis of the State
Corporate Power, Oligopolies, and the Crisis of the State (February 2015)
Luis Suarez-Villa - Author

Addresses the power of oligopolistic corporations in contemporary society.

The largest, wealthiest corporations have gained unprecedented power and influence in contemporary life. From cradle to grave the decisions made by these entities have an enormous impact on how we live and work, what we eat, our physical and psychological health, what we know or believe, whom we elect, and how we deal with one another and wi...(Read More)
 
 
Regulating the Business of Insurance in a Federal System
Regulating the Business of Insurance in a Federal System (December 2010)
Joseph F. Zimmerman - Author

Analysis on a dual insurance regulation system and its effectiveness relevant to the current system of regulation.

In Regulating the Business of Insurance in a Federal System, Joseph F. Zimmerman provides an up-to-date historical description and analysis of the regulation of the business of insurance in the United States. He focuses on the controversial issue of whether Congress should authorize opti...(Read More)
 
 
Mission Expansion in the Federal Home Loan Bank System
Mission Expansion in the Federal Home Loan Bank System (October 2010)
Susan M. Hoffmann - Author
Mark K. Cassell - Author

Studies how the Federal Home Loan Bank System has changed over time and why.

During the current recession, one of the worst in United States history, the federal government undertook a series of sweeping changes related to the home mortgage foreclosure crisis. These changes, in particular to the Federal Home Loan Bank System, have many implications. Mission Expansion in the Federal Home Loan Bank System...(Read More)
 
 
Higher Education and International Student Mobility in the Global Knowledge Economy
Higher Education and International Student Mobility in the Global Knowledge Economy (April 2008)
Kemal Guruz - Author

Demonstrates how the international mobility of students, scholars, programs, and institutions of higher education evolved over time, and the ways in which it is occurring in today’s global knowledge economy.

Students and scholars leaving their homes in search of education and knowledge is not a new phenomenon. Kemal Gürüz discusses how the international mobility of students, scholars, programs, and ...(Read More)
 
 
The Silence of Congress
The Silence of Congress (August 2007)
State Taxation of Interstate Commerce
Joseph F. Zimmerman - Author

Argues for greater congressional oversight of state taxation of interstate commerce.

The Silence of Congress is the first book to examine state taxation of interstate commerce and the relative inactivity on the part of Congress to regulate such commerce. As states actively seek to maximize tax revenues, congressional silence has affected both citizens and corporations and resulted in myriad tax inequalities ...(Read More)
 
 
The Japan That Never Was
The Japan That Never Was (March 2004)
Explaining the Rise and Decline of a Misunderstood Country
Dick Beason - Author
Dennis Patterson - Author

Contests conventional wisdom on Japan's postwar economic success and its economic and political problems in the 1990s, providing a new account of these conditions.

In this book, the authors address Japan's economic crisis of the 1990s. They argue that most attempts to reconcile Japan's past success with its current problems have been inadequate, primarily because scholars fail to fully understand how Japan's political...(Read More)
 
 
Environmental Conflict
Environmental Conflict (August 2002)
In Search of Common Ground
Jeffrey J. Pompe - Author
James R. Rinehart - Author

Explores how economics can help solve environmental problems.

This straightforward translation of environmental economics discusses issues and concerns that have long-lasting and often substantial effects. The authors bridge the gap between the natural and social sciences by examining how economic decisions interact with the environment. In addition, they explain why economics plays an important role in clarifying env...(Read More)
 
 
Tax Increment Financing and Economic Development
Tax Increment Financing and Economic Development (May 2001)
Uses, Structures, and Impact
Craig L. Johnson - Editor
Joyce Y. Man - Editor

Examines the many issues raised by the increasing popularity of tax increment financing.

A variety of policies, programs, and strategies have been designed to provide assistance, directly or indirectly, to businesses for the purpose of promoting economic development in a community. This book provides a comprehensive and detailed discussion of the uses, structures, and impacts of tax increment financing (TIF), one of th...(Read More)
 
 
Big Business and the State
Big Business and the State (May 2000)
Historical Transitions and Corporate Transformations, 1880s-1990s
Harland Prechel - Author

Examines the evolution of corporate form and managerial process from the 1880s to the 1990s, detailing how corporations influenced government to affect changes in response to economic transitions.

In Big Business and the State Harland Prechel develops a conceptual framework that contrasts with prevailing definitions of the corporation. His analysis shows that corporate property rights and the legal basis of ownership are crucial...(Read More)
 
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